Park Sloper Christine
Snell (above left with Roddy Moon and Heidi Bloedel), co-owner
of Loulou (222 DeKalb Ave. at Adelphi Street) in Fort Greene,
gave GO Brooklyn a sneak peek at her second restaurant, Cocotte
(337 Fifth Ave. at Fourth Street) on Aug. 1.
While the bar is now open, Cocotte’s kitchen, under the direction
of her husband, chef William Snell, won’t be serving up their
"country French" menu until Aug. 21.
"While Loulou has a more coastal French menu, Cocotte is
more eclectic French and not so focused on seafood," Christine
explained. "The name, a term of endearment - ’little chicken’
- is a nickname for our second daughter Juliette."
Cocotte’s menu promises poulet a la Thanksgiving ("home
style" chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables),
seared filet of brook trout (served over orange-scented wild
rice and grilled asparagus) and of course, steak frites. The
Snells are also offering a daily vegetarian special and the beloved
French hors d’oeuvres: escargot, frog legs and foie gras.
Christine says they were lucky to have found such a great Park
Slope location to open Cocotte. Rather, Park Slope should feel
lucky to have the Snells.
For more information, call (718) 832-6848
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010